Open run | 2h 20m | Midtown W

Dear Evan Hansen (NYC)

From 4,446 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great singing, Must see, Relevant

About the show

'Dear Evan Hansen' is about how we share, like, and friend, love, feel, and survive in the modern world. Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. More…

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Created by three-time Tony-nominated director Michael Greif ('Rent,' 'Next to Normal,' 'Grey Gardens'), Tony-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul ('A Christmas Story,' NBC’s 'Smash'), and playwright Steven Levenson, 'Dear Evan Hansen' is a new American musical about life and the way we live it.


Member Reviews (4446)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Great singing, Must see, Relevant
92
Avg Score

For a previous production
98
Great acting, Intense, Profound, Funny, Great singing

See it if You like to have your heartstrings pulled.

Don't see it if You're looking for something light & fluffy

For a previous production
100
Absorbing, Must see, Refreshing, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You enjoy poignant subject matter and fantastic, emotionally-wrought performances.

Don't see it if your heart is made of ice.

For a previous production
100
Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if You liked Next to Normal and want timely, though provoking, socially relevant theater.

Don't see it if You are over social media and teenage drama.

For a previous production
75
Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You like enthralling musicals

Don't see it if You prefer classical musicals

For a previous production
95
Quirky, Refreshing, Clever, Relevant

See it if You want to hear incredible songs and exceptional ensemble work. Makes you think about what you value in life and about feeling invisible.

Don't see it if You don't like modern musicals with social media aspects intergrated in the show and minimal sets.

For a previous production
92
Charming, Original, Intense, Emotional

See it if Enjoy musicals with a heart and soul that tell a story. Want to see break through performances.

Don't see it if Sensitive or bored with shows that deal with emotional or intense real life topics, no spoilers here.

For a previous production
90
Great acting, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you are ready for an emotional rollercoaster with brilliant performances and wonderful music.

Don't see it if you are not up for a sad story. You will cry!

For a previous production
95
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You want to see an edgy show about fitting in during HS

Don't see it if You have issues surrounding suicude.

For a previous production
100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You are someone who likes theater that tells emotional stories. The rock score is energizing and the story is captivating.

Don't see it if You are just looking for an escape and prefer theater that doesn't make you think.

For a previous production
85
Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant, Original, Intense

See it if You enjoy a moving, serious story, well told through engaging music. And if you weren't popular in high school.

Don't see it if You're not open to pop-inflections in a musical theatre score.

For a previous production
99
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Clever, Emotional

See it if you're open to a powerful, modern, believable story that touches the emotions with great music and acting performances.

Don't see it if you prefer your musicals big, jazzy spectacles with easy happy endings.

For a previous production
98
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Original, Great acting

See it if you want to see a show that is hilarious, real, quirky, fun, and heartbreaking all at the same time, with memorable songs and performances.

Don't see it if you'll be triggered by the subject of teen suicide, or if you want something entirely fluffy and casual.

For a previous production
93
Great acting, Great staging, Original, Great writing, Great singing

See it if I really enjoyed the music in this show. Additionally, I really enjoyed the mother/son relationship & moments the team chose to explore.

Don't see it if At times, scenarios in this play seem a bit dramatic and unachievable in real life. So don't see this if you don't have an imagination.

For a previous production
100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Great singing

See it if You want to see how Social Media can influence one's decision to feel wanted and loved.

Don't see it if you hate musicals.

For a previous production
99
Must see, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if you don't mind a good cry at a show. Best show to make you think, and remember who you are as a person.

Don't see it if you do not like to have a good cry; get offended easily.

For a previous production
100
Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You have a High School Teenager or a College Student. A must watch for everyone in the family.

Don't see it if you are not ready to face the important issues our Teenagers in High School and College Students face through their daily life.

For a previous production
100
Clever, Funny, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if love great music and a great use of set design

Don't see it if you don't like musicals

For a previous production
100
Great acting, Absorbing, Current musical

See it if You care about bullying. Love good musicals. Are a teenager.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals.

For a previous production
95
Delightful, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Clever

See it if you find the pathos and humor around teenage angst, suicide, social media, and the need for genuine connection to others...

Don't see it if you don't want to feel a broad spectrum of emotions that give you much to reflect upon....

For a previous production
100
Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Thought-provoking, Delightful

See it if you are looking for an up to date musical with great songs and thoughtful lyrics.

Don't see it if You have never owned a personal computer or cell phone.

For a previous production
95
Absorbing, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if Like great music and great performances.

Don't see it if Are turned off by serious subject matter.

For a previous production
98
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Clever

See it if Your are a teen, a millennial or a parent or grandparent.

Don't see it if You only like big splashy musicals.

For a previous production
88
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Must see, Moving, Profound

See it if You're in for a deep and moving experience, you're prepared to cry, you want to see INCREDIBLE acting performances

Don't see it if You want a light hearted experience to cheer you up, you are triggered by suicide-based narratives, you hate projections

For a previous production
83
Delightful, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if You like quirky characters!!

Don't see it if You're not a fan of Ben Sharp!

For a previous production
95
Ambitious, Absorbing, Epic, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You like being absorbed in a show.

Don't see it if Don't like teen movies.


December 4th, 2016
"The marvelous young actor Ben Platt is giving a performance that’s not likely to be bettered on Broadway this season. What’s more, this gorgeous heartbreaker of a musical has grown in emotional potency during its journey to the big leagues...The musical finds endless nuances in the relationships...
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December 4th, 2016
"Platt is giving one of the greatest leading male performances I’ve ever seen in a musical, and the thrillingly modern and moving 'Dear Evan Hansen' is worthy of it...The musical benefits mightily from Greif’s dynamic direction, Korins’s vivid set design, Nigrini's cascading projections and an ex...
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December 4th, 2016
"So fine in its craft and rich in its gathering of themes that it rewards being seen again—and again...Platt imbues the character with so much pathos and lively detail that he succeeds as the story’s engine despite being almost pathologically passive...That Levenson has been able to find spots fo...
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December 4th, 2016
"What's perhaps most distinctive about Pasek and Paul's melodic emo-pop score is how beautifully it captures the peaks and valleys of adolescence, in the thoughtful lyrics and in the music itself...Playwright Steven Levenson matches the musical components beat for beat in his terrific book, which...
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